Dallas Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Ware still won't give up hope that he will face the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, despite dealing with a thigh injury that could have him out three to four weeks.
Ware declared himself a game-time decision, even though he hasn't practiced at all this week, and will fly with the team to Philadelphia. Ware reiterated his superhuman healing abilities and dismissed the reported time frame for his return.
"I'm not going to be out three or four weeks," Ware said, per the team's official website on Thursday. "I don't know where that came from, but somebody said it. My recovery's pretty fast, and I'm feeling pretty good today."
Ware's confidence in his ability to heal is admirable and, if he can be close to 100 percent, then he should be on the field. However, if he is at something like 42 percent, it's not worth prolonging a nagging injury to have him play this week.
The Cowboys could use Ware's rush against Nick Foles and the Eagles' offense, but not at the expense of a healthier Ware down the road. We'll find out on Friday's injury report whether or not the team will keep the door open for Ware to play this week.
"Nothing surprises me," Jones said of Ware. "He's Superman."